This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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It would be naïve to act as if there were a time when men were happy to pay their taxes. However, the collection of taxes, in itself, has never been questioned by the Church as a just procedure—and Christ himself, moreover, did not give us much reason to suspect that Caesar ought not to receive his due.[1] And so, although there are too many factors at play for us to dictate what is and is not a just tax rate, we can at least mention a couple of the guidelines insisted upon by the Church in this matter.

[1] Mk 12:17; Mt 22:15-22.

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